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Storytelling in the modern board game : narrative trends from the late 1960s to today / Marco Arnaudo.

Author/Creator:
Arnaudo, Marco, author.
Publication:
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2018]
Series:
Studies in gaming.
Studies in gaming
Format/Description:
Book
v, 226 pages ; 23 cm.
Subjects:
Board games -- History.
Board games -- Design.
Storytelling.
Summary:
"Over the years, board games have evolved to include relatable characters, vivid settings and compelling, intricate plotlines. In turn, players have become more emotionally involved. Through the lens of game studies and narratology this book explores the synergy of board games, designers and players in story-oriented designs"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
How tabletop games can tell stories
Other narratological considerations
The board games of dungeons & dragons
Tolkien's legacy
The first splash
Children of the dragons
The age of expansion
Paragraph-based games
Overproduction and its discontents
The new board games of dungeons & dragons
Return of the story-driven board game
How we stopped worrying about replay value and learned to love the story.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781476669519
1476669511
OCLC:
1028907117
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